Definition of Acherontia atropos
1. Noun. European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull.
Generic synonyms: Hawk Moth, Hawkmoth, Hummingbird Moth, Sphingid, Sphinx Moth
Group relationships: Acherontia, Genus Acherontia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acherontia Atropos
Literary usage of Acherontia atropos
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1. Transactions by Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society (1851)
"Observations, Sfc., on the Death's-head Moth (acherontia atropos). Bv MR. WILLIAM NOYE, ASSOCIATE OP THE SOCIETY. >HE Death's-head moth, ..."
2. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1898)
"... Mr. Saxby, acherontia atropos and Smerinthus populi; Mr. Moss, preserved larvae; Mr. Johnson, an excellent series of varieties of Arctia caia, ..."